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Lava Glass Blowing Studio, Taupo
Categories: Art Galleries, Museums, Shopping
Discover a captivating art form at Lava Glass Blowing Studio, a center dedicated to introducing visitors to the techniques of glassblowing. Watch artisans design and create pieces in the studio, and study the finished articles in the onsite gallery. The volcanic series of designs offers a particularly rich perspective on New Zealand's scenery and diverse landscapes, with colorful patterns and mystical shapes emulating the look and feel of the country. You can purchase these original pieces from an extensive range available in the onsite shop, as well as enjoying a light meal and freshly made cakes in the cafe. Use our Taupo travel itinerary maker to add Lava Glass Blowing Studio and other attractions to your Taupo vacation plans.
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Its definitely worth paying to see the glassblowers at work! - we gained a great appreciation for their skills, and it was interesting for the whole family .... tHe four year old , right thru to the g... read more »
Beautiful to see the different works, the nice glass processing and explanations were helpful. I visited the glass garden - fantastic! Giant glass flowers and so much more!
Everything about this place was lovely! The staff were friendly and the artwork was simply amazing. The glassblowing tour was brief but informative. The cafe had some pretty decent food. The sculpture... read more »
Great experience! The glass ornaments taking shape in the hands of the master craftsman is really fascinating. The Glass garden is a great showcase of beautiful glassware in the shape of flowers and ornaments. The coffee and food is great! The unexpected surprise is the Blackforest Rocky Road from the cafe - best in town! A big thank you to the friendly staff @ Lava Glass for making the experience so memorable. Cheers!
The glass blowing and cafe were awesome. However the whole experience was let down by the woman at the front of the studio who was incredibly pretentious and rude. I recommend the place as a great stop in taupo, it's just a shame to have that experience and last stop of our holiday tainted.
Nice food, very good coffee. Lots of lovely glass pieces to view.
lava glass is an awesome place to see how they actually make the bowls and vases etc. the entry fee for the workshop and the sculpture garden is $10 and one even gets a discount if he purchases anything fromt eh glass shop. the glass items will definitely cost you and arm and leg if you want to purchase something. But i think the cost is pretty decent looking at the amount of labour that goes behind the making of 1 glass bowl should definitely visit this place.
Such a cool place, I've never seen anything like it!
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